Adventure Awaits

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The Charleston Shop Curator will be taking a 10 day excursion through Spain from June 26th – July 6th.  Follow me on Instagram to stay tuned in with all my adventures!

Watermelon Top by SugarHill Boutique $52 from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927  // White denim shorts by Adriano Goldschmied $138 from  Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224 // Wood/Metal Frame Sunglasses by Finlay & Co $310 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447 //  Flo Arrow 14k Necklace $695, Braided gold ring $695, thin gold band $295, and thick hammered gold band $995 by Ash Hoffman  // Beaded Tassel Necklace and 3 Aura woven bracelets $98 by Kate Davis  // Citron lace up shoes by Proud Mary $160, and pillows from Ibu PH: 843-327-8304 // Straw Fedora by Goorin Brothers

Beauty: Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic by Laura Mercier, Sheer lip color in Florence by Trish McEvoy, and nailpolish by Lancome from Cosbar of Charleston PH: 843-793-1776

Photography by Nickie Cutrona, Hairstylist – Kalena Doo and Makeup Artist – Megan McGarrey-Evans at  Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Reed Seiber

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Laid Back Luxe

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Silk jumpsuit by Myne $275 from Mosa Boutique  // Necklace By Mignonne Gavigan $725, Lucas tassel pillows $115 orange cuff from Ibu $12 PH: 843-327-8304  // Zuri Brass Ring by Meyelo $65, orange and pink patterned pillows $265, and floral beaded pillows $63 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Hammered gold rings by Ash Hoffman // Wicker Clutch by KAYU $170 and Gold Sandals by Joie A La Plage $155 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Beauty: Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic by Laura Mercier, Sheer lip color in Florence by Trish McEvoy, and nailpolish by Lancome from Cosbar of Charleston PH: 843-793-1776

Photography by Nickie Cutrona, Hairstylist – Kalena Doo and Makeup Artist – Megan McGarrey-Evans at  Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Reed Seiber, Shot on location at The Beachside Boutique Inn

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From Dusk Till Dawn

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By the Sea Tunic by Eberjey $108 from Bits of Lace PH: 843- 577-0999 // Thin gold band $295, and thick hammered gold band $995 by Ash Hoffman // White druzy gemstone wrap bracelet $58  by Thistle & Thatch //  Shoreline necklace $210, Pink stone necklace, Ras rosecut cuff $160 , Atoll cuff $210 all by Kate Davis // Vans CA Buttersoft Era Fuxia $75 from Sneaker

Beauty: Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic by Laura Mercier, Sheer lip color in Florence by Trish McEvoy, and nailpolish by Lancome from Cosbar of Charleston PH: 843-793-1776

Photography by Nickie Cutrona, Hairstylist – Kalena Doo and Makeup Artist – Megan McGarrey-Evans at  Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Reed Seiber, Shot on location at The Beachside Boutique Inn

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I Heart Charleston

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“Island Breeze” Nautical Stripe Dress by Sugar Hill Boutique $75 from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Goldbug Short Station Bee Necklace $125 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594 // Braided gold ring $695 by Ash Hoffman // Abalone Temple Rings $165 by Kate Davis // Tortoise Sunglasses by Lunettes Kollektion $329 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447 // Kenep Cakabash Bag $160 from  IBU PH: 843-327-8304 // Pineapple sneakers by Bucket Feet $68 from  Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Beauty: Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic by Laura Mercier, Sheer lip color in Florence by Trish McEvoy, and nailpolish by Lancome from Cosbar of Charleston PH: 843-793-1776

Photography by Nickie Cutrona, Hairstylist – Kalena Doo and Makeup Artist – Megan McGarrey-Evans at  Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Reed Seiber, Shot on location at The Beachside Boutique Inn

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One Piece Wonder

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Pink swimsuit $216 and blue printed swimsuit $249 both by Empreinte from Bits of Lace PH: 843- 577-0999 // Polanco necklace in wood by Lizzie Fortunato $325 from Hampden Clothing.  Enjoy the Bits of Lace swimwear sale with 15% off all of their swimsuits in store only!

Photographer – Lauren Sykes, Styled by Andrea Serrano, Model – Katelyn Mixson, Makeup – Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hairstylist – Mac Does Hair at Studio M Beauty Bar,  Style Assistant – Reed Sieber, shot on location at Mixson Bath and Racquet Club

Love Buggy

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Romper by Entro $52 and Poncho by Gentle Fawn $48 from House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 // Necklace by Lulu Frost $395 and snake ring $175 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594 // Earrings $45 and Cuff $40 by Meyelo, Jasper Ring by Heather Benjamin $364 Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892  // Lace up sandals by A7EIJE from  Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Sunglasses by Finlay and Co $240 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447

Beauty: Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic by Laura Mercier, Sheer lip color in Florence by Trish McEvoy, and nailpolish by Lancome from Cosbar of Charleston PH: 843-793-1776

Photography by Nickie Cutrona, Hairstylist – Kalena Doo and Makeup Artist – Megan McGarrey-Evans at  Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Reed Seiber, Shot on location at The Beachside Boutique Inn

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Scouting Around at The Trunk Show

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Dress by J Brand $278, 1980′s Mother of Pearl and Onyx 14kt gold ring $798 and Onyx Mother of Pearl Ring with Diamonds $1,690,  14t Gold and Amethyst Earrings $498,  Shoes by Dolce & Gabbana all at The Trunk Show

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Dress by Oscar de La Renta $980,  14kt Bicolor Citrine Ring $948, Gucci 18kt Gold and Coral Horsebit Ring $6,800,  Tsoaorite Eye and Onyx Nose Earrings $3,890,  Clutch by Bottega Veneta $698,  Shoes by Miu Miu $898 all at The Trunk Show

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I recently partnered up with The Scout Guide Charleston to take a spin in some fun outfits from The Trunk Show.  This “Couture Consignment” boutique has the biggest collection of gently worn designer labels in Charleston and their vintage rack always surprises me.  You have to give yourself at least an hour to dig through all of the treasures and probably another hour just to try on everything to pair with the right accessories.  I love the ladies in the shop, they are a sassy and lively bunch. They know my style well and always show me the pieces that make me swoon.

The Scout Guide Charleston is a beautifully printed publication that features locally owned businesses in a cohesively curated way.  With over 60 city guides spanning from Silicon Valley to Naples it’s the go to guide for both locals and visitors. Check out The Scout Guide Charleston blog today to view our fun collab!

Photographer:  Libby Williams, Hairstylist: Patrick Navarro at Elysium
Makeup:  
Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare & Makeup Studio

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Bohemian Rhapsody

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 Dress with wool patterns of ancient Kyrgyz motifs hand felted onto deep silk indigo $425 from IBU PH: 843-327-8304 // Snake ring $395, silver stackable rings $40 each, wave ring $195 by Ash Hoffman // Brasle Vertebrale Hand Chiseled Gilded Steel Cuff by Mi Ossa $72 and SAK Damballah Shoulder Bag $260  from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Sterling silver earrings $125 from  Filigree Charleston // Hat by Goorin Bros $160 // Tredle Sandals by Ivy Kirzhner $297.50 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Beauty: Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic by Laura Mercier, Sheer lip color in Florence by Trish McEvoy, and nailpolish by Lancome from Cosbar of Charleston PH: 843-793-1776

Photography by Nickie Cutrona, Hairstylist – Kalena Doo and Makeup Artist – Megan McGarrey-Evans at  Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Reed Seiber, Shot on location at The Beachside Boutique Inn

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Clockwise from top:  Dad’s are the Original Hipsters book $12.95 from Blue Bicycle Books // Ikat hat by Huf $44 from Continuum Skate Shop // Finlay and Co.Ledbury Walnut Luxe sunglasses $250 from  Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447 // Lavender after shave balm pump $18 from The Art of Shaving // No.1 Dad note card by Sugar Paper $6 from Lily Charleston PH: 843-577-7633 Swim shorts by Tokyo Laundry from House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 // Tan leather sketch book by Billykirk $138 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Moscow Mule Copper Mug $35 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594 // Vetiver Eau de Toilette Spray by Carven $80 from Cosbar of Charleston PH: 843-793-1776

Beachside Bungalow

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Dress by Cece by Cynthia Steffe $128 from Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144 // Sunglasses by Matthew Williamson $300 from  Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447 // Aura Woven Bracelet $90, Horn Necklace & 2 Stone rings by Kate Davis // 10K gold geometric cut-out hoops $70 from Filigree Charleston // Shikoba leaf necklace $595 by Ash Hoffman //  Gold bracelets by Meyelo $315 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Croc Embossed White Leather Sneakers by Vans $75 from Sneaker

Beauty: Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic by Laura Mercier, Sheer lip color in Florence by Trish McEvoy, and nailpolish by Lancome from Cosbar of Charleston PH: 843-793-1776

Photography by Nickie Cutrona, Hairstylist – Kalena Doo and Makeup Artist – Megan McGarrey-Evans at  Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Reed Seiber, Shot on location at The Beachside Boutique Inn

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Tie One On

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Romper $46 from Vestique  PH: 843-937-4900 // Del Mar Lariat $144, Aura Woven Bracelet $90, Ras Rosecut Cuff $160, 2 stone Bracelets and 2 stone rings by Kate Davis // Braided ring $695, gold stackable ring $225, and gold rope ring $625 by Ash Hoffman // Dana Kellin cerulean strand with 14k gold fringe necklace from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Vans CA Buttersoft Era Fuxia $75 from Sneaker // Vintage hat from Ensemble Consignment

Beauty: Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic by Laura Mercier, Sheer lip color in Florence by Trish McEvoy, and nailpolish by Lancome from Cosbar of Charleston PH: 843-793-1776

Photography by Nickie Cutrona, Hairstylist – Kalena Doo and Makeup Artist – Megan McGarrey-Evans at  Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Reed Seiber, Shot on location at The Beachside Boutique Inn

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Mixson Swim

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Swimsuit $175 by Nix and Row // Mirrored sunglasses $99 by SEE //  Red and silver cluster stud earrings $45 by Zass Design

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Swimsuit by Zinke $136 from Mosa Boutique //  Acrylic bangles $30 each and necklace $220 by Zass Design

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Reversable swim bottom $65 and swim top by by Issa De Mar $72 from Salty Girls  // Gold Earrings by Daphne Olive $78 and Bracelet $65 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Shoes by Splendid $88 from  Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Sunglasses by Illesteva $177 from  Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447

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Emerald collar necklace by Zass Design // Nevis Bandeau top $79 and and Tortola bottom $88 by Citrine Swim from Drift // Sunglasses by Mondo $149 for SEE // Sandals by Vince Camuto $225 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

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Swimsuit $225 by Nix and Row // Necklace $116.72 from The Hidden Countship // Sunglasses by Mondo $149 for SEE // Sandals by Vince $225 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

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Blue one piece by Eres $518 from Bits of Lace PH: 843- 577-0999 // Big Blue Necklace $220, Acrylic bangles $30 each, and Rudy ring $28 by Zass Design // Shoes by A7EIJE $195 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Photographer – Lauren Sykes, Styled by Andrea Serrano, Model – Kaylin Riney, Makeup – Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hairstylist – Mac Does Hair at Studio M Beauty Bar,  Style Assistant – Reed Sieber, shot on location at Mixson Bath and Racquet Club

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Flower Power

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Floral Zip Back Dress by Ted Baker $295 from Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144 // Antler Box Clutch by  Taxidermy $549 from Southern Protocol // Green Stone Necklace by JL Blin $500 from Lily Charleston PH: 843-577-7633 // Gold Fringe Heels by Cynthia Vincent  $78 from  The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442 // Cuff Bracelet $287 from  The Hidden Countship // Vintage sterling and 22k citrine ring $1,575 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Temple St. Clair peridot and tanzanite Ring $6,250 and gold ring by Elizabeth and James $75 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594

Beauty: Terracotta 4 seasons bronzing powder and lip gloss #420 by Guerlain, nail polish by Yves Saint Laurent from Cosbar of Charleston PH: 843-793-1776 // Lipstick in “Ring of Fire” $20 from Birchbox

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova West Ashley, Style Assistant – Reed Sieber, Shot on location at The Vendue

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Dandycation Part ll

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On Venita:  Leaf Pattern Romper by Alythen $52,  Donatella Flats by Loly in the Sky $48, Pineapple Earrings by And Mary $42 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Scarf worn as a headwrap from IBU PH: 843-327-8304 // Sunglasses by Sunettes $189 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447 // Cupcake from Cupcake Down South

On Kyle: Pattern shift dres by Newbury Customs $62, Cupcake Purse by Nila Anthony $64, Emmie Oxfords by BAIT Footwear $56, Honey Comb Ring by And Mary $40, Pansy Studs by And Mary $38 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Sunglasses by Illesteva $177 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447

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On Venita: Buffy’s Beatnik Blouse by Alice’s Pig $79, Floral Palazzo Pants by Sugarhill Boutique $68,
Ball Earrings by By Boe $42, Eloisa Wedge by Loly in the Sky $68, Watermelon Purse by Nila Anthony $74 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Sunglasses by Lunettes $329 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447

On Kyle: Elaine Bow Skirt by Poppy Lux $42,  Georgia’s Gran Blouse by Alice’s Pig $68, Gemstone bracelet by JK Designs $38, Pansy Earrings by And Mary $38, Honey Comb & Bee Ring by And Mary $40,  Costanza Flat by Loly in the Sky $48 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 //
Sunglasses by The Row $495 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447  // Flowers by Tint Blooms

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On Kyle:  Trinity Blouse by Poppy Lux $48, Two toned Maxi Skirt by Dear Creatures, Roberta Flat by Loly in the Sky $48 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 //  Barrette $60 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594 // Sunglasses by The Row $495 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447

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On Venita:  Lucia Dress by Dear Creatures $102,  Pansy Studs by And Mary $38,  Donatella Flats by Loly in the Sky $48 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Sunglasses by The Row from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447

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On Kyle: Ice Lolly Sweater by Sugarhill Boutique $62,  Denim Shorts by Dear Creatures $68, Purse by Nila Anthony $60, Pansy Earrings by And Mary $38, Eloisa Wedges by Loly in the Sky $68 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927

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On Venita: Bibi’s Belt dress by Alice’s Pig $90, Ball Earrings by By Boe $42, Janessa Wedges by BAIT Footwear $68, Watermelon Purse by Nila Anthony $74 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927

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On Venita: Denim Bow Shorts by Sugarhill Boutique $52, Ice Lolly Blouse by Sugarhill Boutique $48,
Strawberry Necklace by And Mary $36,  Roberta Flats by Loly in the Sky $48.00 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Sunglasses by Lunettes $329 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447 // Popsicles from King of Pops

On Kyle: Denim Bow dress by Sugarhill Boutique $68, Canvas Stripe bag by Nila Anthony $72, Honey Comb Bee Ring by And Mary $40,  Gemstone bracelet by JK Designs $38, Eloisa Wedges by Loly in the Sky $68 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Panama hat in natural $85 from IBU PH: 843-327-8304

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On Venita: Betty Dress by Dear Creatures $90, Gemstone bracelet by JK Designs $38, Hanella Heels by BAIT Footwear $74, Strawberry Necklace by And Mary $36 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927

On Kyle: Mission Maxi Dress by Dear Creatures $136,  Kissing Flamingos Necklace by And Mary $42,
Bispsy Heels by BAIT Footwear $74 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927

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Part II of the Dandycation Summer Look Book for Dandy Boutique continues as the two new friends, Venita and Kyle explore the historical area of Rainbow Row on the Battery and and enjoy the comforts of the Palmer Home.  Summer’s here and you don’t have to travel too far to be a tourist in your own town.

Photographer – Jonathan Balliet,   Stylist – Andrea Serrano,  Models – Venita Aspen and Kyle Victory, Makeup Rebekah Ellie,  Hairstylist – Kalena Doo assisted by Ashley Chanel Dessaure at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Reed Sieber, Photo Assistant Nathan Farris, shot on location at The Palmer Home, all clothing by Dandy Boutique

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Boho at the Beach with Charleston Mag

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Bikini top $88 and bottoms $75 by Citrine Swim from Drift // Necklace $138, twist ring, and wrap bracelets by Kate Davis // Bamboo ring $1,190 from Croghan’s Jewel Box  // Love knot ring $75 by Christina Jervey // Cuff from IBU // Umbrella from Charleston Revisions

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Bikini by Eres $286 from Bits of Lace // Silk button up by Mantu from RTW // Collar necklace by Roberto Coin $1,500 from  Paulo Geiss Jewelers // Rice beads necklace by Kate Davis // Stackable rings and bangles by Van H. Designs at The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place // Gold bangles $42 each at Moon & Lola // Bamboo ring $1,190, bamboo wide ring guard $1,800, rose gold band with diamonds $595 all from Croghan’s Jewel Box  // Feathered sandal by Pura Vida $298 from  Shoes on King // Peacock pillows from  Elizabeth Stuart Design // Blanket and pillows from Ibu

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Crop top $137 and high waisted bottoms $137 by Marysia Swim from Everything But Water // Knit skirt by Missoni $495 from Rapport // Panama hat $95 from Roberta Roller Rabbit // “Freda” Sunglasses by Illesteva $230 from Ombra Moderno  // Pineapple pendant $950 and scalloped gold ring $950 from Gold Creations // Sea pearl necklace $65 by Dee Ruel // Charm necklace by Melanie Auld $179 from Shirtini // Bangles $34 each from Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224 // Turquoise ring by Heather Benjamin $225 from  Elizabeth Stuart Design

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Fringe bandeau top by L*Space $92 from  Las Olas // Printed scarf $15 from Tee’s by Tina Stephen // Spike necklace with rosary chain $195 from Peyton William // Layered beaded necklaces by Sangria $68 and wrap bracelet $84 from The Finicky Filly // Quill brass cuff bracelet $300 from Croghan’s Jewel Box // Black and white shell ring $365 by Heather Benjamin from  Elizabeth Stuart Design  // Gold hexagon rings by Christina Jervey

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Bikini by Missoni $295, beaded bracelet by Ty from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant // White cover up by Z&L $53, Multi colored wrap bracelet by Chan Luu $18 from Out of Hand // Panama hat $95 from Roberta Roller Rabbit  // Layered beaded necklaces by Sangria $68 and wrap bracelet $84 from The Finicky Filly // Vine ring $1,850 from Croghan’s Jewel Box  // Amora and Aveiro rings $28 each from Moon & Lola // Trois petite points adjustable ring and circle rings $65 each from Shirtini  // Wire wrapped Sula ring $92 and seahorse anklet $85 by Kate Davis // Sandals by Splendid $78 from Shoes on King

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Knit tank with fringe bottom by Jack $70 from Copper Penny // Wooden beaded bracelets by Betsy Pittard $24 and $26 each from Simply J Boutique // Lapis beaded bracelet $130, malachite beaded bracelet with diamond horseshoe $300, appetit beaded bracelet with evil eye $300, 5 row diamond ring $5,290 from Croghan’s Jewel Box //  Suede braided wrap bracelet with mineral by Thistle and Thatch from Dandy Boutique // Cat eye necklace by Melanie Auld $159 from  Shirtini  // Triangle pendant necklace $370 from Polly’s Fine Jewelry //  Seahorse anklet $85 by Kate Davis // Hammock from IBU

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Poncho by Miss June $168 from Lori + Lulu // Gold hoop earrings by Robin Haley $105 from Shirtini  // Turquoise tiger eye necklace $125 from Peyton William // Turquoise cluster necklace $45 by Birdsong Designs // Sandbar necklace $92, Seahorse anklet $85 by Kate Davis // Beaded stacked bracelet $35-$28 Croghan’s Jewel Box // Hand bracelet by Thistle & Thatch $34 from Dandy Boutique // Sandals by Corso Como $88 from Copper Penny Shooz // Fringe tote bag from Calyspo St. Barth // Chair from Charleston Revisions // Pillows from IBU

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Romper by Mara Hoffman $253 from The Resort Shop // Panama hat $22 from Vestique // Beaded hoop earrings by Chan Luu $55 from Copper Penny // Bangle bracelets $26 each from Simply J Boutique // Shark tooth necklace $110, Seahorse anklet $85, Wrap bracelets with beads $95 and Mer plate ombre silk wrap bracelet $140 by Kate Davis // Wrap bracelet with blue howlite beads $42 by Currie Jewelry // Sandals $75 from Elizabeth Stuart Design //

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Dress by Alexis $539 from Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant // Crescent necklace, Playa bangles $60, Atoll cuff $210 by Kate Davis // Thin stacking rings 3 for $48, wrap ring $28, gold bangles $120 each by Currie Jewelry // Turquoise ring by Heather Benjamin $312 from Elizabeth Stuart Design // Thin bangle $995 and thick bangle $1,795 by Ippolita from REEDS Jewelers // Pillows from Celadon Home

Photographer –  Peter Frank Edwards, Styled by Andrea Serrano, Hair and Makeup by Ashley Brooke Perryman, Model – Sarah Trujillo, Photo Assistant – Nickie Cutrona, Style Assistant – Amanda Thiel

It’s a total bohemian vibe for the June fashion editorial in Charleston Magazine.  Eclectic prints from swimsuits to resort wear mixed with texture and layered jewelry make those hot summer days extra steamy.  Shot at the Bimini Beach House on Folly, it was the perfect location to feature these gypset styles.

I Will Reflect

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I’m so proud to be an ambassador of the “I Will Reflect” campaign, the Melanoma Awareness and Prevention initiative that The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place is hosting.  As an active person who works and plays outdoors, I value the importance of protecting myself from the sun’s harmful rays. I always wear 15 – 70 SPF year round, wear hats and sunglasses when I know I’m going to be in the sun all day, and take shade whenever I can.  I think it’s always important to spread the message to the younger generation and raise awareness.  My boys know that they have to wait for mommy to apply that sunscreen before a day in the sun.

“With this campaign, we aim to educate the Charleston community about the importance of sun safety, skin protection and the significant dangers of melanoma,” says Annette Sandford-Lopez, Director of The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place. The “I Will Reflect” social media campaign will use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as its channels of communication for sharing advice from local physicians, stories from skin cancer survivors, and everyday sun safety tips.

So as you get ready for a day at the beach or by the pool, don’t forget to protect yourself!

Photography by Nickie Cutrona

Jumpsuit by Karlie from Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224 // Sunglasses by Matthew Williamson from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447 // “The Facet” rose gold watch by Nixon $250 at Reed’s // Ezzie hoop earrings $165, Flo cuff $495, Lorraine 3 turquoise ring $175, Luna turquoise ring $125 all by Ash Hoffman

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The Urban Oasis

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Swimsuit $175 by Nix and Row //  Earrings by Lizzie Fortunato $230 from Hampden Clothing // Sunglasses $149 by Mondo for SEE // Nail color worn all throughout “NYC Apple Envy” by Duri Cosmetics

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 Neon Suit with back detail by Mikoh $200 from Las Olas // Gold Hoop Earrings by Daphne Olive $88 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Sunglasses by Lunettes Kollektion $329 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447

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 Bikini top $75 and bottoms $100 by Nix and Row // Mirrored sunglasses $99 by SEE // White/Black geometric necklace $120 by Zass Design // Sandals by Vince Camuto $225 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

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Emmi Kaleidoscope Print Bottom by Lavender Swim $58 from Mosa Boutique // Manali Top $88 by Citrine Swim from Drift // Yellow mirrored earrings $42 by Zass design // Transparent Mirrored sunglasses by Ray-Ban $150 from Jackson Davenport // Sandals by Vince $225 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

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Bikini by Eres $420 from Bits of Lace PH: 843- 577-0999 // Sunglasses by Oliver Peoples $408 from Jackson Davenport // Exclusive Turquoise Wheat Field Necklace by Lizzie Fortunato $510 from Hampden Clothing // Sandals by Diane Von Furstenberg $225 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

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Lana Bandeau $88 and Saluda bottoms $75 by Citrine from Drift // Yellow geometric necklace $120 by Zass Design // Sunglasses Alain Mikli $458 by from Jackson Davenport // Sandals by Vince $225
from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190

Photographer – Lauren Sykes, Styled by Andrea Serrano, Model – Chelsea Rampersant, Makeup – Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hairstylist – Mac Does Hair at Studio M Beauty Bar,  Style Assistant – Reed Sieber, shot on location at Mixson Bath and Racquet Club

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Lace Up

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Lace Bra by Empreinte $167 from Bits of Lace PH: 843- 577-0999 // Lace Top by Heidi Elnora from Southern Protocol // Jeans by Signature 8 $68 House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 //  Jeweled Earring used as a button from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594 // Poppy Ring $250 and Petal Earrings  by Daphne Olive $88 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892  // Ring $268 from  The Hidden Countship //  Snake Skin Suede Shoes by Prada $698 from  The Trunk Show  PH: 843-722-0442 // Bag by Ted Baker $160 from Warren on King PH: 843-725-9144

Beauty: Terracotta 4 seasons bronzing powder and lip gloss #420 by Guerlain, nail polish by Yves Saint Laurent from Cosbar of Charleston PH: 843-793-1776 // Lipstick in “Ring of Fire” $20 from Birchbox

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova West Ashley, Style Assistant – Reed Sieber, Shot on location at The Vendue

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Dandycation Part l

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On Kyle:  Toucan Sammy Dress by Sugarhill Boutique $68.00, Janessa Wedge by BAIT Footwear $68, Pansy Earrings by And Mary $38 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Panama hat in natural $85 from IBU PH: 843-327-8304

On Venita: Toucan Sammy Blouse by Sugarhill Boutique $48, Denim Short Shorts by Dear Creatures $68,  Carlota Flats by Loly in the Sky $48 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Sunglasses by The Row $495 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447

Bicycles by Ride Bikes // Flowers by Tint Blooms

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On Venita: Seaside pink shorts by Dear Creatures $78, Glory Daze Striped Sweater by Dear Creatures $68, Roberta Flats by Loly in the Sky $48.00, Strawberry Necklace by And Mart $36 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 //  Sunglasses by Lunettes $329 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447

On Kyle:  Endless Summer Pants by Dear Creatures $86, “Carry My Heart” Lace Detail Blouse by Sugarhill Boutique $50, Constanza Flats by Loly in the Sky $48, Kissing Flamingos Necklace by And Mary $42 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Sunglasses by Lunettes $329 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447

Popsicles from King of Pops

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On Kyle: Beaded Chiffon Dress by Vertie $65, Hanella Purple Heels by BAIT Footwear $74Ara Earrings by Wild Air & Co $40Iris Druzy Ring by Wild Air & Co. $58 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Sunglasses by Ellison $110 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447

On Venita: Shenay Dot Crop Blouse by Poppy Lux $46, “Pretty in Pink” Bow Skirt by Sugarhill Boutique $56, Eloisa Wedge by Loly in the Sky $68, Jewel Encrusted Earrings by By Boe $46 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Sunglasses by Lunettes Kollektion $329 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447

On Dexter: Dog collar $46 and leash $22 by Crew La La

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On Venita: Tillies Tutu dress by Alice’s Pig $95, Crescent Moon Necklace by Wild Air & Co. $42,
Jewel Encrusted Earrings by By Boe $46 from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927

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On Kyle: Rennie Dress by Dear Creatures $112 from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Barrette $115 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594, Cupcake from Cupcake Down South

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On Kyle: Tea Time Midi Dress by Poppy Lux $78, Emmie Oxfords by BAIT Footwear $56, Pansy Earrings by And Mary $38, Notebooks by Rifle Paper Company $18 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927

On Venita: Festival Bunting Dress by Sugarhill Boutique $72, Virginia Flats by Loly in the Sky $48, Pineapple Earrings by And Mary $42,  Honey Comb Ring by And Mary $40 all from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927

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As a local living in one of the top tourist destinations in the world you forget all of the obvious places to visit and play.  Instead of letting all of the tourists enjoy the fun activities, we should take advantage of what’s in our own backyard.  The scene for the Dandy Boutique summer look book was at the beautiful pink Palmer Home on the battery.  The historical house that was built in 1849 was the perfect setting for our “staycation” shoot.  A step outside and you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Charleston Harbor as you enjoy a bike ride or stroll through White Point Garden. This summer get out there and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you!

Photographer – Jonathan Balliet,   Stylist – Andrea Serrano,  Models – Venita Aspen and Kyle Victory, Makeup Rebekah Ellie,  Hairstylist – Kalena Doo assisted by Ashley Chanel Dessaure at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Reed Sieber, Photo Assistant Nathan Farris, shot on location at The Palmer Home, all clothing by Dandy Boutique

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Full Bloom

Full Bloom

Clockwise from top:  Dress by Mink Pink $79 from House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 // Zippered makeup bag $8 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Creed fragrance in Spring Flower $175 Cosbar of Charleston PH: 843-793-1776 // Relic flower band with diamonds by Jennifer Dawes $1,625 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Floral sneakers by Bucketfeet $74 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Empreinte Melody Boyshort Panty $118 from Bits of Lace PH: 843- 577-0999  // Daisy post earrings $105 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594 // Birch Floral iPhone 6 case $36 from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927

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